“I’ve been to a lot of conventions, but this [one] has a vibe so weird and jittery, so at odds with the early thrilling, fairy dust feel of the Obama revolution, that I had to consult with Mike Murphy, the peppery Republican strategist and former McCain guru. ‘What is that feeling in the air?’ I asked him. ‘Submerged hate,’ he promptly replied. Ah, yes…now I recognize that sulfurous aroma.” — from Maureen Dowd‘s 8.27 N.Y. Times column, “High Anxiety in the Mile-High City.”